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How to train your AI

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I don’t know about you but learning basic mathematics was a traumatic experience for me. Addition was easy — I could (literally) count on my fingers and toes — but multiplication was a nightmare. I was supposed to remember the multiplication tables all the way to 20? (Just between you and me, I never really […]

The systems integrator’s changing role in a microservices world

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By Paul Williams If there is one word that encapsulates what business wants from modern technology, it’s agility. And it is this thirst for agility that has heightened interest in microservices. Microservices, as a service-oriented software development technique, represent an interesting challenge for both system integrators and their clients alike, because they demand a move […]

Why predictable cyber security practices are less secure

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Have you ever tried to catch a fish with your bare hands? I have, and it is nearly impossible. By the time your hands enter the water, the fish has already moved away. What makes this near instantaneous reaction possible is the fish’s escape response.  When a fish detects a predator approaching, it does a […]

Why the pendulum is shifting from ‘solutions’ back to ‘capabilities’

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During my time in the IT industry, I’ve seen many changes in the way that services are discussed with customers.  If I were to identify a single overarching trend over the last 15 years, I would say that the transition from discussing “capabilities” to discussing “solutions” is the most significant.  But like all things in […]

4 companies with relentless customer focus

We just returned from the Leading Edge Forum (LEF) Spring Study Tour in Seattle and San Francisco, where we met with leading companies who are rapidly evolving their businesses to meet the latest customer demands. Directed by a clear purpose, these organisations are seemingly able to evolve their business models, change their operating models, and […]

Find real business insights with a data processing pipeline approach

I love beach vacations. It is a great time to relax, have fun and let time slow down. However, nothing spoils a beach vacation like losing car keys. It happened to me recently. Aside from the inconvenience and disruption, the one thing that struck me was the monumental task of searching for the keys in […]

The future of tech skills training: Like an open book test

Skills development and training is a huge part of driving an organisation forward into the future, and so it’s something that I spend a lot of time and energy on. I’ve seen a bunch of stuff over the past year that leads me to expect a revolution in training when it comes to mastery of […]

Powerful management techniques many leaders still aren’t using

The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.            — William Gibson This post is about a set of powerful management techniques that have each been around for over a decade, but that still haven’t yet diffused into everyday use, and that hence still appear novel to […]

Digitally fit in 2018: Build on your skills

Keeping your skills up to date is a key part of being digitally fit. There is no definitive list of training that should be undertaken to become “digital;” it depends upon your role requirements. However, there are some topic areas that should be considered as a base set of skills to expand on. These topic […]

Thoughts from the AWS Summit London

Last week, the 10th May, the AWS Summit rolled into town at the Excel conference center in London. I’ve been to every one of these since they started, indeed, as I used to work for AWS. I remember the first of these was me with three other AWS folk, in a room with Werner Vogels, […]